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Analysis and Commentary

How Vladimir Putin Is Outplaying The U.S. In Africa

by Grant T. Harris, Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

President Trump and his administration remain deeply divided on several foreign policy issues. Take Russia, for example. While the president continues to pursue a broad rapprochement with Vladimir Putin, the diplomats, soldiers and Treasury officials who work for him have maintained a tough line on the Kremlin.

Analysis and Commentary

Samantha Power: The Woman Of System

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We need to restore a constituency and a faith that we can have a productive foreign policy, and I think that part of what that will entail is putting diplomacy and burden sharing at the front of our messaging and of our packaging and of our actions. Right now, humanitarian intervention, if it happens — and it’s happening in different places around the world — but is much more likely to be done by regional organizations like the African Union than it is to be orchestrated by great powers.

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Transcript: Condoleezza Rice On "Face The Nation," September 15, 2019

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Face the Nation (CBS)
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses John Bolton, foreign policy, Russia, employment, automation, trade, education, and much more.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice ‘Relieved’ US Canceled Talks With Taliban

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia American Military News
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday that she was “relieved” that the United States walked away from talks with the Taliban.
Interviews

US And China In The Early Stages Of A Second Cold War, Academic Says

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC International TV
Friday, September 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses world politics, Hong Kong, and the US-China trade war.

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Jim Mattis On Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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Jim Mattis on Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

In the News

Like The Empire Itself, The British Pound Is Not What It Used To Be

quoting Niall Fergusonvia KCRW
Thursday, August 29, 2019
The British pound sterling is the oldest currency still in use in the world, dating to the time when Britain was little more than a collection of warring fiefdoms regularly plundered by Vikings.

Don’t Be Fooled By Kim’s Boyish Grin

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Dog legs were first mistaken by the youthful American delegation to be a unique delicacy on the North Korean dinner menu. Pyongyang’s foreign minister, bemused, clarified for the 48 red-capped youths representing every state but New York and California that they were a recurring feature of the new Trump Wonsan Golf Paradise.

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Area 45: Mark Tillman: Piloting Air Force One On 9/11

interview with Mark Tillmanvia Area 45
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Choices made securing President Bush on 9/11; and the new security, technology, and features in the next generation 747s.

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